Wednesday, May 16, 2007

A hard decision


This is the longest I have ever 'not posted' and this is because I have really been trying to decide whether or not to keep up the blog. In the beginning, my friend Bee suggested I started the blog to help keep me sane as I started my Leicester Adventure and now that the adventure is over, the overall focus and objective of the blog is gone and I'm not sure I have enough to say to keep it going.

After much thought and consideration, I have decided for the moment to end the Leicester Life Adventure blog while I focus on settling in back at home and in the new job.

So as a quick and final update on the Leicester Life Adventure:

Starting the new job was not smooth sailing neither was leaving Leicester. My start date kept being moved back because they were still waiting on Accounts approval to 'purchase' my services. This meant I had to go back to Leicester while I waited. My mind was not there and I ended up falling out with my boss SN and leaving Leicester in a huff. Thank goodness, shortly after I got back to London, I got a call from the Agency to start the next day. In all it was a delay of 4 days but I was so stressed about it. I imagined they had changed their mind and the Agency was trying to let me down gently.

I've now been in the new job a few days now, and as with most new jobs, it started well. My hope and prayer is that it will remain well and even get better. It's great to not be training. It's great to actually think and use one's brain. It's great to work with other mature professionals - people you can learn from. It's great to leave work everyday and see my son, my husband and sleep in my own bed. The 90 minute drive in to work is NOT great but I can live with it for the next few months.

My nanny Diane handed in her notice a few weeks ago and I had been on the look out for a new nanny. Thankfully, I've now found one and she is starting on Friday (18th May). Her name is Renatta and she says she is a 'clean freak' as well as an 'expert potty trainer' - I hired her on the spot! LOL. She and Diane will work together this Friday to do a 'handover' which would help a great deal because even I don't know Kitan's detailed day-to-day routine. Diane then leaves on Saturday. Thankfully, my Mum is arriving on Saturday for a month so she will help to make sure the new nanny and Kitan settle in well together.

Life back at home has been manic, but this is the reality all working Mums live with everyday. Now I know Leicester was a piece of cake... there I got home from work, never cooked, always eating some exotic frozen meal or a takeaway, watch tv, went online, then went to bed reading a magazine or book. In the morning, I leisurely bathe and get ready then drive the 15 minutes into work.

Now - just flip all that on it's head!. I have not watched TV or gone online at all in the last week. I've had to cook, play with Kitan, bathe him or put him to bed or both. Not to mention going to church as well as sorting out a whole raft of household issues. It's like I'm on a different planet - and there's no escape.

Actually, there is some respite. My new job involves me spending a couple of days a week on a different company site in the UK- it's by the sea and I'd be in a posh hotel - all expenses paid. It breaks up the routine so that's good.

Though the blog was for me, I totally appreciate everyone who has read or commented on my blog - especially those who have taken the trouble to get to know me better. I do feel like we are friends and the end of the Leicester Life Adventure does not mean the end of our relationship. I'll still be in blogsville leaving my 'two cents' all over the place and responding to any comments left here.

Leicester Life Adventure - Over and Out!

God Bless!

16 comments:

Ugo Daniels said...

well...tkia and all da best.

Anonymous said...

aww i'm in shock. i LOVE your blog. hope you'll be back. why not start another one?

chioma said...

wow, I will really miss your blog...it gives such an insight into the kind of person you are, GOOD. Well take care and do make sure you pop in to leave your priceless comments every now and then. I know you will hardly have time to get online at home 'cus with 2 kids i hardly do..i just do my blogging doing office as i have a very undemanding job. God bless

Bee said...

Omara,

I am really proud of all you have accomplished and I know the best is yet to come. Keep the flag flying!!!!

Nael C. Robes said...

I will miss visiting you very much, but being able to be a wife and mother in the evening is far more important than blogging and I can understand why you can't squeeze it all in. Take care and God Bless. I look forward to more visits and comments from you.

Ms. May said...

Many blessings!!!!

Calabar Gal said...

Wishing you the very best in your new job.

Ubong Da said...

so what would u blog about now?

Anonymous said...

wish you'd come back...

anonaija said...

come baaack!!!

Belle said...

for some reason, i thought you'd come back eventually...
really liked your blog..
hope you'll be back soon...

Anonymous said...

Your blog was inspiring!

Belle said...

still not back?
:(

Anonymous said...

Hi Omara,

I also stay in london area. How did you get your nanny, and where is she from?

Omara said...

Hey! I'm still getting comments on here and I really really miss blogging! Just to let you know I'm still lurking on blogsville, alive and well. I Facebook mostly now and you can find me on there as 'Omara Olagunju'.

Hope life is treating you well?

Stay blessed!

chad said...

id keep up your blog up, maybe just rename as its an excellent resource full of intesting articles.

France, Italy, Spain - here we come!

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